So here’s a tune with a story…
There’s some Owls living in our attic, and if you go into the pantry and make any noise, they get curious (or annoyed, I don’t know) and make a scratching noise, which sounds like it’s coming from the wall. It’s really creepy if you’re not expecting it. So I started composing with the name already in mind, and these criteria for the tune:
- I was gonna write it on fiddle not mandolin
- It was to be in a minor key
- I wanted it to be a reel
- I wanted to use left hand pizzicatos (plucking)
So I set out composing, and got the whole tune written, and then realized that oh dang it’s a jig. So not one to be discouraged by my own stupidity, I wrote a companion tune with the same melody but as a reel. So that’s what the set is, the jig and then the reel (and then the jig again)
I hope you enjoy it!